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Migrate to higher spec'd system disk RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'll be getting a new 1TB harddrive that is slightly faster then the ones I already have in my system (Tranquil SQA-5H).
    My current system disk is 5400 RPM and has 16MB cache, the new disk will be 7200 RPM and has 32MB cache.

    Two questions:
    1. Will it be worthwhile to swap the current system disk (C: and D: partitions) with the new one?
    2. Can I just make an image of the drive (software suggestions?) and then swap the drives?

    thanks, Peter
    Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    1. the system will prefer the usage of the second disk for data in a multi disk scenario, but not automatically migrate data, which is already stored on D:. Also the bottleneck for the server performance is not the disk, but the network.
    2. Imaging is not supported and fails usually due the the changed disk identifier.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by Peter ter Haar Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:03 PM
    Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:54 PM
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